State investment in infrastructure will be critical if Southeast Asia is to realize its full economic potential, according to leading analysts.
News & Analysis
20 Nov 2013
The rapid growth of e-commerce in China is a facet of the robust domestic consumption fueling demand for modern logistics facilities, according to Jeffrey H. Schwartz of Global Logistics Properties.
11 Nov 2013
More than 10,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused widespread devastation in the central Philippines on Friday and Saturday.
08 Nov 2013
The Philippines faced yet more loss of life and economic destruction today as Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Typhoon Hainan) made landfall at 4 a.m. local time, bringing with it wind gusts of more than 200 miles per hour and a storm front of over 370 miles.
31 Oct 2013
Trade growth to and from the Philippines is being held back by poor gateway performance and a lack of hinterland infrastructure, claim lines and forwarders.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
18 Oct 2013
As Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia is one of the rising stars on a continent full of them. An archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands, it’s also one of Asia’s biggest logistics challenges. Now it’s facing another challenge, a slowing economy marked by rising inflation colliding with an urgent need of a transportation infrastructure upgrade.
16 Oct 2013
China and India are tipped to overtake the U.S. as the lead importers of goods tied to infrastructure projects by the end of this decade, according to a new forecast by analysts at HSBC.
14 Oct 2013
There’s little good news coming out of Washington these days. The federal government partially shut down at the beginning of the month after a stalemate in Congress over funding President Obama’s health care reform law. Congress and the Obama administration failed to address long-term fiscal issues, allowing the federal budget sequestration — the proverbial gun pointed to its own head — to fire.
14 Oct 2013
Inland waterways shippers and barge companies welcome the prospect of freeing up Inland Waterways Trust Fund dollars for projects other than the problem-plagued, over-budget Olmsted Lock and Dam project. But they’re also keen to pay more in fuel taxes so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can better maintain and modernize the nation’s lock and dam system.